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Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Man and Boy Commission

This latest painting is a commission for a wedding present from a lady to her new husband and son. It's nearly finished, I just need to come back to it tomorrow and correct any glaring errors in skin tone. After a while you just can't see it - a fresh pair of eyes is what's needed! These are the photos I worked from and the portrait was meant to be quite loose but I felt the subjects needed detail to fully appreciate the interaction between them. As usual I've included my step-by-step build up of the painting which is 16" x 20" on box canvas (so I've painted the sides as well).

1 comment:

  1. Your work is amazing! I'm also currently busy with a portrait, so I understand exactly what you mean about needing a fresh pair of eyes before carrying on. I often cover my paintings for for a day or two so that I can see them with fresh eyes again. I hope to see many more of your portraits.